' Desert Wind Winery - Semillon

Semillon

2008 Semillon

Wine Press Northwest - Wine of the Week, April 26, 2011
"Barrel fermentation provides aromas of fig, apple butter, dried apricot, hot peach pie and alyssum blossom. There are more signs of the wood in the weighty palate with the continuation of rich fig and nuttiness, and the arrival of citrusy acidity and a sprig of mint life the entire package."

Silver Medal - 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Bronze Medal - 2009 San Francisco International Wine Competition
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2006 'Bare Naked' Semillon

87 points - Wine Advocate, Issue #185 (October 2009)
“Desert Wind’s 2006 Bare Naked Semillon is medium straw-colored with an attractive nose of mineral, lime and melon. Smooth-textured, ripe, dry, and well-balanced, it can be enjoyed over the next 2 years.”

2002 Semillon

Critic’s Award - 2004 Critic’s Wine Challenge International Competition
Gold Medal - 2004 Long Beach Grand Cru
Gold Medal - 2004 LA County Fair Wines of the World Competition
Gold Medal - 2004 Taster’s Guild
Silver Medal - 2004 San Diego Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2004 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2004 Seattle Wine Society
Bronze Medal - 2004 Taster’s Guild Consumer Wine Competition
Bronze Medal - 2004 West Coast Wine Competition
Bronze Medal - 2004 Grand Harvest March
Bronze Medal - 2004 Riverside International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal - 2005 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition

2000 Semillon

Double Gold Medal - Wine Press Northwest, Spring 2003
"A Double Gold rating is given to an exquisite wine with suburb varietal characteristics. Among the best wines in the Pacific Northwest."

88 points - Wine & Spirits
"A well-grown Semillon will age and develop for ten years or more, and this one has the acidity and structure to go the distance. It's filled with fresh apple and dry white peach, the line of acidity running right through the end. Cellar it."

90 Points / Exceptional -  Beverage Tasting Institute
Gold Medal - 2002 Dallas Morning New Wine Competition
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2002 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
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2002 LA County Fair Wines of the World Competition
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2002 West Coast Wine Competition
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2002 Central Washington State Fair
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2002 Silver West Coast Wine Competition
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2003 Portland Wine & Arts Festival
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2002 Riverside International Wine Competition
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2002 Grand Harvest Awards
Bronze Medal - 2004 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition